Ilhan Omar could go to jail after getting caught committing one shocking crime
Rep. Ilhan Omar can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
On top of making anti-Semitic statements, she has been caught committing campaign finance violations.
But that is nothing compared to the new crime she was caught committing, which could send her to jail.
It is nothing new for politicians to believe they are above the law.
But they are usually a bit more careful with their wrongdoings than Omar.
In recent weeks, she has been caught committing campaign finance violations that will be costing her money in fines.
But things are now a lot worse for Omar legally, because it turns out she was cheating the IRS on her tax returns.
For two years running, Omar had filed joint tax returns, not with the man she’s legally married to, but with another man she was living with but not legally married to.
She claims that she got a religious divorce, but nothing was legally done in the divorce, so she is not married to the man she lives with now.
This is a crime in Minnesota where her home district is.
Star Tribune reports:
It is even more disturbing, therefore, to learn that among the board’s latest findings was a troubling discovery that is far beyond its jurisdiction, but worthy of greater scrutiny nevertheless. Omar, for two years running, filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to. Complicating matters further, she was legally married to another man at the time.
It’s against the law in Minnesota to file jointly unless one filer is legally married to the other. Last year Omar told the Star Tribune that she had married her partner “in her faith,” and had earlier divorced her first husband “in her faith.” That’s fine for religious purposes. But for tax purposes, only civil marriages qualify. It’s not known whether she benefited materially by filing jointly. That is something that voters, who are obliged to follow tax laws no matter how painful, are entitled to know.
It isn’t shocking that Omar is back in trouble.
She’s been a magnet for controversy since being elected and was even nearly forced to resign following her anti-Semitic remarks earlier this year.
But now it may be the IRS that finally takes her down.